Immature non-applets born in Morocco are stable but fragile


Morocco, Casablanca (AP) — Nine premature infants born to a 25-year-old Marian woman are closely monitored in a Moroccan clinic and medical staff stabilize their health 24 hours a day.

Harima Cise gave birth to a non-applet (five girls and four boys) in Morocco earlier this month after the Mali government sent her to Morocco for professional care. Babies weighed between 500 grams and 1 kilogram (1.1 to 2.2 pounds) at birth.

Reportedly, since the 1970s, only two other sets of non-applets have been recorded, but all babies died within a few days.

“It’s the pride of Morocco as a whole,” said Youssef Alawi, director of the Einbolha Clinic in Casablanca, where newborns are being treated. “The challenge now is to keep these babies healthy.”

One doctor said that Cise’s non-applets are stable but fragile.

“They are very immature babies. They are all defective at the lung, head and heart levels,” said Khalil Masaif, a pediatric neonatologist at the clinic.

But there is also a quiet optimism from the staff about the baby’s future.

“We’ve been in the third week since birth and the baby’s condition is stable … most babies have had a good time without any problems. I hope everything goes well,” said Msaif. Says.

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